Ecological Feminist Analysis

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Ecological feminism analyzes the relationship between women and the environment and “uses the basic feminist tenets of equality between genders, a revaluing of non-patriarchal or nonlinear structures, and a view of the world that respects organic processes, holistic connections, and the merits of intuition and collaboration”. The French feminist Francoise d 'Eaubonne first introduced the term "ecological feminism" in 1974 in her publication "La Féminisme Ou La Mort.". Le Féminisme Ou La Mort discusses the disdain for women in societies can be compared to the treatment of the ecosystem. One of d’ Eaubonne’s arguments is that controlling a women’s reproduction rights has an impact on the environment. Out of ecological feminism, women’s groups …show more content…
Their goal is to empower women that will be able to impact social change for a better future by campaigning, educating, and community work. Their values are feminism, egalitarianism, collaboration, and social responsibility. Their type of feminism is environmental. They recognize that gender becomes marginalized by political or economical forms. Therefore, patriarchal societies need to be dismantled. The Women’s Environment Network does not form partnerships with companies that involve slavery or forced labor. They believe that “the fight for gender equality associates to the environment.” The Women’s Environment Network believes in egalitarianism. Their argument is that individuals need unbiased treatment because if not obstacles in protecting the environment emerge. They believe that there should be collaboration between individuals so that common knowledge, skills and experience are shared. The Women’s Environment Network believes that just being focused on individuals and competition that maintain the social structure the way it is. Lastly, that all actions individuals make have consequences and those consequences affect the planet and human …show more content…
Professor Maathai’s goal was to improve the lives of rural women in Kenya by improving the environment for women and men. Their values are love for environment conservatism, self and community empowerment ,volunteerism and accountability, transparency and honesty. For the reason that women and men depend on the environment for food, water, fuel and medication by planting trees. The women of Kenya were now faced with streams drying up, no secure source for food and a longer commute to get firewood for fuel and fencing. The Green Belt Movement taught the Kenyan women to plant trees to bind the soil, store rainwater, provide food and firewood, and receive a small monetary token for their work.” Their main goal is to have a cleaner environment by planting trees because that creates a better atmosphere for the inhabitants of the

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